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AMT Cobra What the ?????

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OK , as most of you know I like Cobra's . I do have a collection but I am always trying to build one different than the normal red or blue ,etc . I have built a few that are not the norm . I came up with this idea so I went ahead with it . Remember I did not say it was a good idea . In fact to be honest I think I had a moment of stupidity . I decided since we are all friends here I would post it anyway . Look at your own risk ! You have been warned ! Just for fun . 

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Ray what have you done? Lol. Great idea. Car looks awesome as allways. Great job!!

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Yep, pretty speechless ;-)

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Strange But True . . . One of our customers showed up at our shop with a Cobra on his trailer with a VW engine in it , unfortunately whomever built it also butchered the body so bad it barely looked like a Cobra anymore !

Yours looks like a Cobra so I'm okay with it . One thumb-up for the effort !:D

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Can't say i didn't warn you. Used a built Manx kit I had and just made pan longer.

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Definitely different.  The true joy of modeling is to be able to do something that might be done full size.  Its a truly fun model.

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What a strange idea. I like it.

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I like it! Cool idea!

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Heresy!  Abomination!!!

No, not really.  Different, but pretty cool.

 

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That's hilarious. Somebody had to try it!! You can tell people it's a model of a VW-based kit car :D

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I love it! Great job!

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I love it-i'm a very firm believer in originality rules and I love thinking out of the box-great color also !!!

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You put a smile on my face. Nice work.

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Carroll Shelby just turned over in his grave!

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Neat, something different...makes me wonder if there were any Beetle-based Cobra-style kit cars made..there were so many different Beetle-based kit cars made..

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Neat, something different...makes me wonder if there were any Beetle-based Cobra-style kit cars made..there were so many different Beetle-based kit cars made..

Hi,

Not Cobra but a Beetle based something none the less;

http://www.modbase.info/#/beetle-chevy/4591928373

 

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Thanks a lot guys, you are too kind.

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Thanks a lot guys, you are too kind.

Hi,

BTW I really really like your trunk treatment and how you did the exhaust.

Very very nice design.

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Oh ya was not expecting that, but on the other hand that's great.  Love it!

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That's hilarious! I'm not sure if that's what you were going for, but it made me smile! I thought VW-based kit car as well.

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Thanks guys. Eric, if it made you smile that's great. I am always trying to think of different ways to build a Cobra for my collection, silly or not. How many ways can I build a Cobra ??? :D

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LOL!!!! Looks like a sewing machine and a Cobra had a kid. 

It's for sure unique. 

Installing VW air cooled engines on 1:1 replica cars or even original "sports cars" was a trend here in Brasil from the late '60s well into the '80s. 

Google some of those cars, and you will have fun.

MP Lafer

Lorena GT

Puma GT

Bianco S

Bianco Tarpan

Thunder Phor

and many others made in smaller numbers.

 

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Thanks guys. Eric, if it made you smile that's great. I am always trying to think of different ways to build a Cobra for my collection, silly or not. How many ways can I build a Cobra ??? :D

I always thought a Cobra bike would look nice. Cut the fenders from the body following a line right in the middle of the headlight, do the same on the other side of the car, and make a bike to fit under it. The biker would sit on top of what used to be the doors. 

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Like I say about most publicly scathed cars, anything different is good. It all looks believable so the always difficult Lady Esmerelda Nesbitt gives it a...

 

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Why not, they make them for real! 

 

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